About the Artwork

The Upton Restaurant at Dock and Pear Streets in the Old City section of Philadelphia displayed a larger version of this work as an advertising signboard in the early nineteenth century. The artist, John Archibald Woodside, Sr., turned to precedents in seventeenth- and eighteenth-century European still life painting for inspiration, extending his sign-painting skills into the realm of fine art. William Dunlap, the author of the first history of American art (published in 1834), described Woodside as a sign painter “with talent beyond many who paint in higher branches.” This picture was once owned by Philadelphia still life artist Joseph Biays Ord, whose works are also in the Museum’s collection.

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This Art on Demand Store is your exclusive source for reproductions authorized and available for purchase directly from the Philadelphia Museum of Art. All items that are offered are produced using gallery quality materials and the color is managed in a manner that produces a reproduction as true to the original as technology will allow.

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Many of the works offered through this store are exclusive and not available anywhere else. In addition, new works are continually added to the offering so make sure to come back and see the new releases.

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